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‘Visit Santa Clarita Website’ Offers a Wonderful World of Winter Activities

December 20, 2014
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Looking for some fun winter activities in Santa Clarita? Check out the Winter Activities List on the City’s award winning tourism website

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Check out the holiday lights in Old Town Newhall!

The list has several interesting and exciting activities for community members to enjoy, including: taking a stroll down one of the City’s many trails and paseos, stopping at one of the local wine bars, shopping in Old Town Newhall or taking the family ice skating in Santa Clarita.

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To see more information about fun activities and places to go in Santa Clarita, go to

Enjoy Cocoa, Cookies and Caroling Tonight at the Newhall Community Center

December 19, 2014




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The City invites community members to come celebrate the magic of the holidays with Cocoa, Cookies and Caroling from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight at the Newhall Community Center.

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Enjoy an evening of singing, merry making, and seasonal celebration, complete with hot cocoa and cookies. Free and open to the public.

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For more information and future events in Old Town Newhall, visit

Be Prepared in 2015 with the City’s Community Emergency Response Training Program

December 18, 2014


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Santa Clarita residents can learn life-saving emergency skills by signing up for the City’s Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) program. The next seven-week course runs January 15 through February 26 and will teach basic survival skills that can be crucial during disasters such as earthquakes, fires, floods, and other life-threatening situations.

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CERT classes will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday nights at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex in Canyon Rooms A/B.

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CERT is an interactive training series integrating lectures, videos, skills assessments and demonstrations to teach residents important skills needed to act quickly during emergencies. The program focuses on comprehensive emergency preparedness education and emphasizes the importance of preplanning and contingency planning to ensure the safety of family, friends and co-workers during times of crises.

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Participants will practice treating life-threatening conditions through a method used by first responders called Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment (S.T.A.R.T). By the end of the course, trainees will be able to identify the proper courses of action and organize available resources according to the appropriate disaster situation.  The course culminates with a disaster simulation on the final evening.

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The CERT program is certified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and requires no previous knowledge to participate. Participants must be 18 years or older. Classes are instructed by local fire fighters from the Los Angeles County Fire Department and City of Santa Clarita staff.

Registration for the CERT program is now open online here. The class includes a $30 equipment fee. For more information on the CERT program, visit

This Week in Santa Clarita 2014 Year in Review: VIDEO

December 12, 2014

The City’s news and information show, This Week In Santa Clarita, covered over 100 stories this year; everything from grand openings to beautification projects, arts and events and open space. The 2014 Year in Review features clips of the highlights from 2014.

Donate Blood at City Hall December 17

December 9, 2014

The City of Santa Clarita and the American Red Cross are teaming up to host a Community Blood Drive on Wednesday, December 17, from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Century Room at City Hall.

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Residents interested in signing up to donate blood at the Community Blood Drive should go online  and sign up for a donation time slot.  On donation day, participants should go directly to the Century Room on the first floor where they will be greeted and evaluated to ensure they are eligible to donate.  All participants must have a valid ID to donate.

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All Community Blood Drive donors will receive a coupon for a free Cold Stone Creamery, two tickets to the Laugh Factory, two tickets to the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live and a voucher for two discounted tickets to an L.A. Kings or Anaheim Ducks game.

For more information about the Community Blood Drive, contact Amanda Santos at (661) 255-4923 or

Get ‘Cold Feet’ on New Year’s Day at the City’s Free ‘Arctic Chill Polar Bear Swim’

December 4, 2014

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Looking for a cool way to kick off the New Year? The City of Santa Clarita is inviting community members to attend the 9th Annual Arctic Chill Polar Bear Swim happening Thursday, January 1, at 9 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center.

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Photo credit: Tom Cruze

For more information about the Arctic Chill Polar Bear Swim, call (661) 250-3761 or visit

Provide Input at Future Canyon Country Community Center Public Workshop December 3

December 1, 2014
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The City of Santa Clarita is inviting residents to help provide public input at the Future Canyon Country Community Center Public Workshop happening this Wednesday, December 3, at 7 p.m. at the Canyon Country Community Center.

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This public workshop will help plan and prioritize amenities and programming for the new Canyon Country Community Center. Food and refreshments will be served, compliments of Toppers Pizza.

For more information about the Canyon Country Community Center, visit To RSVP to the event, call (661) 255-4965 or via email at

Around Town: Newhall Community Center Celebrates Thanksgiving

December 1, 2014

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On Monday, November 24, the Newhall Community Center hosted its annual Thanksgiving dinner, sponsored by Parkway Motorcars.

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Close to 450 people enjoyed a traditional feast complete with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce and more.

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The Center was transformed with the help of volunteers, along with Councilmembers TimBen Boydston and Dante Acosta, who helped with set up, clean up, and also assisted during the event.

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The Center’s teen program participants were at hand to help seniors with their plates, carry their coffee and chat.

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Entertainment was provided by SCV Senior Center choir Director John Swinford, who was joined by members of the Silvertones Choir.

For more information and future events happening at the Newhall Community Center, visit

City Council Invites Residents to Attend Taylor Open Space Dedication December 3

November 26, 2014
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Mayor Laurene Weste and the Santa Clarita City Council are inviting residents to attend the dedication of the Taylor Open Space happening Wednesday, December 3, at 10 a.m. at the entrance to Towsley Canyon. This dedication ceremony is free and open to the public.

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To RSVP for the open space dedication, contact Jessica Thompson at or call (661) 255-4939.

Santa Clarita Public Library Hosts “Meet the Dancers” Ballet Event, Gingerbread Demos & Contest

November 25, 2014

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This season, the sights, sounds and smells of the holidays come to life at the Santa Clarita Public Library with Gingerbread House building demonstrations, the second annual Gingerbread House Contest, and the “Meet the Dancers” Nutcracker Ballet event.

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The Friends of the Santa Clarita Public Library invite Santa Clarita community members to roll up their sleeves and grab their frosting tube for FREE interactive Gingerbread House building demonstrations offered at all three branches. Participants will learn to build and create beautiful gingerbread houses from professional pastry chefs at these delicious events:

  • Old Town Newhall Branch – Kake Kreations presents a demonstration from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Monday, December 1, located at 24500 Main Street.

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Residents of Santa Clarita can also put their gingerbread house building skills to the test at the Santa Clarita Public Library’s second annual Gingerbread House Contest. Viewing of the frosted masterpieces will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 6, and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 7, at the Valencia Library Branch. The contest is free to enter and open to all ages.

All interested participants must fill out an entry form found here and deliver their gingerbread houses to the Valencia library branch between the hours of 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday, December 5.

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In the spirit of the holiday season, the Santa Clarita Public Library will host a “Meet the Dancers” Nutcracker Ballet Event at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 30, at the Valencia branch and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 7, at the Old Town Newhall Library branch.

These family-friendly events allow residents to meet and greet with costumed dancers from the Santa Clarita Ballet Company’s Nutcracker production. Participants can pose for pictures, ask questions and will enjoy a reading of the famous story The Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffman.

For more information about all of these events can be found at


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